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H C Bailey S Reggie Fortune And The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

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Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670692
Size: 39.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Book Description: H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes—the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. This critical study examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey’s classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world.


Doctor Detectives In The Mystery Novel

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Author: Howard Brody
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527564800
Size: 41.12 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 375
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Book Description: This is the first book to offer a critical analysis of one variant of the mystery story or novel—the use of a physician as the major detective. There is little difference between a medical “case study” and a mystery story. The book reviews the works of major authors, from R. Austin Freeman, Helen McCloy, Josephine Bell, and H.C. Bailey, to Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Aaron Elkins, and Colin Cotterill, with briefer reviews of minor authors. It also addresses historical (fictional) physician detectives, psychological detectives, and physician detective nonfiction. Physicians and health workers are avid readers of detective fiction and will welcome this volume, which addresses their specific interests. Its critical analysis of books that have long been viewed as central to detective fiction will also appeal to fans of the mystery story.


Frederic Dannay Ellery Queen S Mystery Magazine And The Art Of The Detective Short Story

Frederic Dannay  Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story PDF

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Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476635617
Size: 59.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Book Description: Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) was—with his partner Manfred Lee—the creator of the Ellery Queen detective novels and short stories. Dannay was also a literary historian and critic, and the editor of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Queen—both a pen name and the fictional protagonist of the stories—was also a vital force behind the continuing popularity of crime fiction in the early to mid–20th century, after the deaths of Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Melville Davisson Post, and other Old Masters of the genre. This book presents the first critical study of Ellery Queen’s role in the preservation of the detective short story. Many of the writers, characters and stories EQMM championed are covered, including such celebrated authors as Allingham, Ambler, Ellin, Innes, Vickers, and even William Butler Yeats.


Dictionary Of Literary Themes And Motifs

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Author: Jean-Charles Seigneuret
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313229435
Size: 43.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 1507
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Book Description: This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. Reference Books Bulletin The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.


The Great British Detective

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Author: Ron Goulart
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 9780451620897
Size: 14.90 MB
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Category : Detective and mystery stories, English
Languages : en
Pages : 369
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Author: Walter Yust
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 34.90 MB
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Languages : en
Pages :
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Author: Harry S. Ashmore
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 31.76 MB
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Languages : en
Pages :
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Collier S Encyclopedia

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Author: Louis Shores
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 13.53 MB
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Category : Bibliography
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Armchair Detective

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Size: 44.29 MB
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Category : Detective and mystery stories
Languages : en
Pages :
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